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those effects and the wind and the rain by tomorrow evening i think more people may think the better of it and head on out. most of the locals are going to be staying. i'll have my camera man pan up the beach a little bit. the surf is up a little bit and the life guards have been telling most folks to stay out of the water, still, people extending their vacations and taking that wait and see attitude as to how earl is going to do. as you mentioned, will it go more to the west or a little bit more to the east? the definite track of that still a little bit up in the air but, again, another meeting tomorrow morning here to see how things are and maybe the evacuations have to be extended. that is yet to be determined. chris? >> thank you. the next 24 hours will be critical as we watch exactly which path earl takes. bill karins tracking this storm very closely for us and how does it look right snow. >> the storm weakened from a category 4 to a 3.
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looks like we're going through another burst of intensification. you can see it right there. a clearing of an eye and that is usually the storm is tightening itself up and the winds will increase slightly during the day today. warm water out ahead of it and we do not expect much more weakening by the time it gets out towards north carolina. the hurricane hunter aircraft is just on its way in. now the next storm, the next hurricane hunter aircraft will be in there probably another three hours from now. until then we'll have to look and get estimates on the satellite of how strong earl is. the wind field 125 mi-mile-per-r winds. as we go into friday, our computer models, we have been watching these closely. when you see the pink line to the right, that would be a hard-glancing blow. the line all the way to the left in the blue would be huge problems. we'll end up with something in
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the middle and that's what the hurricane forecast is as of now. cat 3 tomorrow night into friday morning, the worst of the weather right around midnight around the outer banks and then during the day, it just grazes the coast of areas from maryland, delaware and jersey and a cat 2 off of cape cod. now, more specifically, let me show you the up close view of those computer projections, you can see the spread. what kerp concerns me, we have three or four of them that impact martha vineyard and nantucket and mostly cape cod. if we're going to get significant damage from this storm, that's the most likely location. here's how the timing looks, saturday at 2:00 a.m., you see the red coloring. hurricane force winds and those could possibly be over the top of cape cod. of course, it only takes 50 to 100 mile shift and then all of a sudden we're talking about another hurricane bob. the last one that caused $3 billion worth of damage and killed 18 people. 100 miles is nothing when we're talking three to four days away.
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>> that is my question. what is the likelihood that could happen? >> over two days ago the path was 100 miles east. it shifted 100 miles west in the last two days. >> another 100 miles would make a huge difference. >> that's the trend. we'll get the update at the end of this hour. >> thank you, bill. a new mission and a change of command in iraq. just hours ago operation new dawn officially began. vice president biden and defense secretary gates presided marking the formal transition from formal combat troops to a remaining advisory role for the remaining 50,000 troops. >> taking lead responsibility for their country's security. we kept a promise, a promise made to the american people skoo and to the people of iraq by drawing down oour forces. >> last night in a primetime oval office address to the nation, president obama announced inethe end of the com
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mission. a war that claimed more than 4,400 american lives. >> the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. we have met our responsibilities. now, it's time to turn the page. >> i'm joined now by msnbc contributor karen finny and by republican strategist john feary. karen, let me start with you. did barack obama do what he needed to do? was he convincing that we are turning the page and we have a plan for what exactly that means. >> his focus less in terms of the actual plan but more in terms of marking the end point that was exactly what he needed to do both politically speaking that was an important thing to do in terms of a promise made and promise kept and also in terms of the american psyche. >> isn't that only half of it? the beginning of the speech was about iraq and then he talked about afghanistan and talked about the economy and what iraq and iran meant to the economy. >> what was interesting in terms
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of that. in 2006 when democrats were making that argument against the way george bush was pursuing the war, one thing that we saw that resonated the most with voters was the cost of the war in terms of what wasn't happening here at home. i think it was important politically for the president to return to that message, to talk about the fact that we've made great sacrifices. now we have to turn the page and now we're moving on because we have to focus on some things here at home. very important message and very much geared towards independents and those in the middle, as was the sort of gravtaus he showed towards president bush. you can't talk about turning the page and then use that opportunity to attack president bush. i thought he had hit all the right notes. >> would barack obama mention his predecessor and he did. let's take a listen to that. >> this afternoon i spoke to former president, george w. bush. it's well known that he and i disagreed about the war from its outset. yet no one can doubt president bush's support for our troops
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our his love of country and commitment to our security. >> john, i'm sure you know a lot of progressives weren't happy with those comments, but what did you think about the shout out to president bush? >> i thought it was a nice touch, chris. i thought it was a very curious speech, though, because as you point out, the left wing was infuriated by those comments and people in the middle were somewhat puzzled by the speech in general and i think the right wing will discount what the president has to say anyway. i get what karen is saying that you needed to turn the page and have that end point in the iraq war. but the fact of the matter is, we're not at the end point. this conflict is still going to go on. now, i know the combat mission has changed, but the iraqi government has not fully formed yet and we can't necessarily turn the page on what's happening in iraq without understanding that there's still a long way to go in iraq. >> john, what would you have had him say? >> i don't think i would have given the speech in the oval office, first of all. i would have had him say, i
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think what the vice president said in iraq was absolutely appropriate. and i think the linkage between the economy and the iraq war was very curious because the fact of the matter is as the president should have been focusing completely on the economy, the last year and a half because he hasn't been. >> john, wait a second -- >> focused on a variety of other things. >> that was exactly the argument, i was going to say, that's exactly the arguments that democrats started making in 2006 when, you know, the bush administration was completely ignoring the fact that while we were building roads in iraq we were ignoring things here at home. it was absolutely right for the president to last night make that comparison that we have to focus on some things here at home. would you rather he say let's dump another $10 million into war in iraq. >> john, if you look at the war, you can't really look at it without the lens of what it's done to our deficit and where that money has gone, as opposed to into domestic policy, improvement, stimulus, however you want to put it.
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so, why do you have a problem with that linkage? >> i tell you, the problem with the linkage because the president has not actually slowed down his spending. he's greatly expanded spending. the problem is not that we needed more spending, the problem is we actually needed not less federal spending in the economy and more pro pro-growth economic policies. the president has economic policies that have killed the economy and making that linkage, somehow blaming the iraq war for the fact that the president has job killing pallyishes makes no sense. >> part of the reason we're in the situation we are -- >> i don't think it's disingenuo disingenuous. >> thanks to both of you. >> thanks. a big day for the president as he opens a two-day summit in washington today and brokering an israeli palestinian agreements. he has back-to-back meetings with four middle east leaders. the first direct talks in four years coming on the deadly
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shooting of four jewish settlers, including a pregnant woman in the west bank. hamas has claimed responsibility for that attack. nbc mike viqueira joins us live from the white house and, mike, set the stage for us. >> first on that attack, prime minister benjamin netanyahu was at the state department yesterday with the secretary of state both of them condemn the attack, as did the president of the palestinian authority, mahmoud abbas. a lot of people don't give them much of a chance, chris. this topic has frustrated american presidents, not to mention leaders throughout the re region for generations. there were triumphs in 1979 a signing ceremony at camp david right over my shoulder on the north lawn. but other than that, they've come close a number of times, but it is not born fruit. let's go through the ticktock here today. meeting with benjamin netanyahu and then mahmoud abbas comes at
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1:30 today. king abdullah of jordan here. 2:45. mubarak, his predecessor paid for that piece with his life. he meets with the president in a bilateral setting at 4:00 today. there is an appearance by the president, a solo appearance and in the 5:00 hour here in washington and then he will have a press conference or at least statements with the joint leaders who are gathered here, that is followed by a dinner in the residence of the white house this evening. so, a full slate of activity here. george mitchell, the envoy appointed by the president to lead these discussions says that there is a window of opportunity for a two-state solution. he cites polling on the arab street, that sort of put that in quotes that says 80% of oarabs who still oppose israel still in conflict with israel want a two-state solution. think it is possible through negotiations, chris. >> mike viqueira, thank you.
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now, to what is arguably the biggest political upset of this season with the backing of sarah palin and the tea party. little known conservative lawyer joe miller has defeated lisa murkowski in alaska's republican primary. she is the seventh incumbent to get the boot this primary season. >> we still know we have outstanding votes to count in this primary, but based on where we are right now, i don't see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor. >> she called me tonight and she conceded the race. i wish her the best. i mean, she fought a hard race. we, obviously, need to work together to see that this general election comes out successfully. >> sarah palin posted a tweet on her twitter account. do you believe in miracles? congratulations, joe miller. thank you for your service, senator murkowski. on to november.
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we are keeping a very close eye on the path of hurricane earl. tourists are already being evacuated from hatteras island, north carolina, as the category 3 storm is getting much closer. looks like it's going to hit the outer banks of north carolina late tomorrow night. it's still not clear exactly how close it will come to the east coast, but we're getting an update at the end of this hour. keep it here, we will keep you posted. we are expecting to get the worst numbers in nearly 30 years for car sales this morning. that starts your morning rush. it's another bad sign of consumer confidence. analysts say people, frankly, are just too nervous to make big ticket purposes like cars. gm, ford, chrysler, toyota will all release u.s. auto sales numbers later today and we'll get those a little later in this hour. you can still bring home your groceries in a plastic bag in california. some state lawmakers and governor schwarzenegger wanted to ban those bags going green but it had failed.
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supporters argue that 19 billion plastic bags californians use every year end up in land fills for centuries. a driver in florida ended up with her car in a swimming pool. the 73-year-old crashed through a fence and into a pool. the florida highway patrol is looking into exactly what happened. somehow, two cars collided at an orange county intersection. one car went one way and the cadillac deville ended up in the pool. michael douglas started treatment for cancer. he spoke openly for the first time since being diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer on an appearance on "late show." >> reporter: michael douglas looked a bit thinner than the stoic actor we have come to know, but was upbeat when greeted on stage by david letterman. douglas learned of his diagnosis. stage 4 throat cancer. dangerous, potentially deadly. >> i finished my first week of
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radiation and chemo. >> you never looked better it me and this proves that you're a tough guy. >> reporter: always an entertainer, the tone on the late show was light. >> found out about it three weeks ago. i said, gee, just when i found out i was going it be on your show. >> reporter: wibut the subject matter was serious. >> you don't sound like you have throat cancer. now, why is that? >> because i'm on stage. >> reporter: douglas says his cancer was caused by years of smoking and drinking, still, he likes his odds. says there's an 80% chance he'll have a full recovery. >> the big thing you always worry about it is it spreading. >> reporter: the has had one of the most successful careers in hollywood history, but this year has been a difficult one. in april his oldest son, cameron, was sentenced to five years on drug charges. >> someone reminded me, i once said, greed is good.
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why don't you start calling me gordon. >> reporter: ju as his wall street sequel prepares to hit the big screen, his ex-wife is suing him for 50% of his earnings from the movie. now douglas whose voice is heard nightly here on nbc news is suffering from a cancer that could cripple one of his trademarks that makes him so recognizable. >> this is the first week and the chemo and the radiation, the radiation continues to burn your mouth. >> did they find it early enough for their liking? >> i sure hope so. >> reporter: the 65-year-old resolute and still upbeat. >> i want to do something for you, can i do something for you? >> give me a hug. >> reporter: letterman gave him a hug, the audience gave him a standing oovation. up next, the government
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deploying drones to monitor the border with mexico. will they make a difference? sarah palin, is she a ticking time bomb? that's what we're hearing from a number of the mccain family. time for the your business entrepreneur of the week. stewart angsbooth was a hot topic at this year's comic con. they offer hard to find sketch books and illustrations unavailable at the big chain stores. he is cultivating a niche market and it is paying off.
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there is a brand-new edition eyes in the sky over the u.s. mexico border. a few hours ago an unmanned aircraft landed in corpus christi for the first time. marks a major expansion for the border patrol agency and thou there will be two unmanned drones capable of controlling most of the border that same time. my guest is michael of the u.s. customs and border protection office. good to see you. tell us why this is important and what difference will these unmanned aircraft make in your fight at the border? >> well, chris, the unmanned aircraft bring leading edge
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technology to bear and security issues in the states. we've actually been using the predators in arizona for more than five years. it's a very small aircraft, very difficult to be seen, carries n inf infrared and high accuracy radar and this gives our law enforcement agents and border patrol capability on the ground that manned aircraft just don't bring to the fight. >> let me talk about a couple things that happened very recently. for example, yesterday, mexican officials announced the capture of suspected drug lord nickname la barbie who was accused of moving major amounts of drugs across the u.s. border. that got a lot of attention. how effective could these flights be in locating, for example, drug smugglers and people crossing the border illegally? >> well, we routinely use these aircraft across the arizona, new mexico and now the texas border in keeping an eye on things that are going on on the ground.
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this aircraft is able to stream full motion video, we worked with our law enforcement and our security partners with the government of mexico. collectively across the border to track all type of elicit activity on the ground. we have ground-base sensors that tell us when something is moving and then the predator aircraft can go over very quietly and tell law enforcement agents on the ground what they're dealing with. very, very capable. >> general, is there a plan to expand this program beyond where it is today? >> oh, we certainly do. we have been growing our national program for some time. over five years in service. we now with the current certificate of authorization from the faa have the ability to fly from el centro in california all the way to the louisiana border. we've been up flying the northern border for more than three years. we deployed to the east coast out of ft. drum and have flown
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missions up there and long term our vision, as we bring aircraft and train pilots and create the infrasf infrastructure to support these systems we hope to cover the entire u.s. border with this capability. >> thank you so much. hurricane earl is quickly heading to the east coast and officials are warning folks in north carolina to get out of town. but will they listen? they haven't always in the past. plus, take a look at the fancy footwork on this dog. that is just off the charts. [ female announcer ] stay once...
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earl moves closer and closer. joining me now ken debarth. thanks very much for joining us and are people packing up and moving out? >> yes they are. all thes have to leave once they call a mandatory evacuation. >> we know this is a remotileened, accessible by ferry only, but we also know that in the past a lot of people, not tourist necessarily but folks who own there stay, what are you seeing among your neighbors? >> a lot of us are staying. we're not worried about this storm. there is always a little nervousness if the track will change, right now we're not anticipating anything that we haven't been through before. >> what have you seen in the past? how long have you been there and what is the worse you've been through? it's been like 20 years since they have really taken a big hit. >> i've been here 15 years and we had a big hit from hurricane
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alex about four years ago, i think. it was kind of a surprise and we hadn't had an evacuation because the storm was small when we went to bed the night before and then it blew up. so, i think that packed winds in the, up to about middle 110, 115 range. and it had a lot of flooding and that particular storm we lost about 1,800 cars between hatteras and ocracoke island because the water came in so fast. but we have plenty of warning and everything everybody is mov cars to higher ground. once we get the tourist population out, then we don't have to worry about folks who aren't prepared to deal with the storm. >> we certainly wish you luck, mark debarth, we'll check back in with you, thank you so much. >> thank you. we have this breaking news
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out of pakistan. pakistani police say a time bomb exploded during a shiite religious procession. seven people were wounded. the explosion took place amid a traditional mourning for one of shiite's most respected holy man and then a second time bomb that exploded, as well. we'll keep you posted as we get more information on these two explosions from pakistan. a senior swedish prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation of rape allegations against wikileaks founder julian assange. prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other. last month prosecutors opened and then dropped an initial rape investigation and then continued to look into sexual molestation charges. assange denies all the allegations suggesting they are a smear campaign against his whistle-blower website. don't give the miners false hope. that's what a nasa doctor who
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arrived in chile is advising the rescue team there. a team of nasa experts are in chile to consult on the management and rescue of 33 trapped miners. that team is due to travel to the mine site today. telemundo angie sandoval joins us from chile and i understand we have new pictures from that collapsed mine where we're seeing the miners, once again. >> that is right, chris. good morning. today is a very busy day here at the mine and, as you said, yes, we just saw incredible video of this miners. the video, the images are just amazing. we see the men in total darkness making their way through the mine and much better looking. clean shaven with clean clothes and also sending regards to
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their loved ones and thanking everybody for the efforts. chris? >> do the miners have an idea now as to how long this rescue might take? >> yes, they know very well. it will take a very long time to get to them. these are very experienced miners. they know this mine very well and they know how deep they are. and they're taking the news very well. so far. >> angie, thank you so much. we appreciate your continued reporting there in chile. the mortgage market may be down in the dumps, but don't tell that to tiger woods. the mortgage on his new florida home is off the charts. according to tmz, the newly single golfer will borrow $54 million to build a mega mansion on jupiter island. and this is no 30-year fixed rate deal. tiger has recordedly agreed to pay back that $54 million in six years. you think he could just write a check, wouldn't you? the north carolina department of transportation is
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planning to fix a giant, i mean really big spelling error. no telling how many people drove past the sign before someone called in and said, are you kidding me. independence with the transposed d and n. they blame the huge spelling mistake on the sign manufacturer, although that doesn't explain why the state workers actually put the sign up and before they did that didn't say, is this really supposed to say this? tough work which could explain why this reindeer likes to down a cold one every once in a while. according to people at a resort in china, the deer guzzles two a day and he enjoys a nice glass of merlot now and then but on par he appears the beer, apparently. you don't see paw work like that every day. carrie the dancing dog is years into training, but her latest routine has become an internet
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cells that line the airways. these the east coast bracing for hurricane earl. the storm is headed for north carolina, but if it moves west, there could be major issues for other parts of the east coast, including long island and new jersey. >> all season long, i would say it has been very quiet down here. but today the swells are almost knocking us over. >> the last storm was very bad for us. water almost came in the house. >> this is a huge tourist weekend for the hamptons and long island. mike sidel is in montauk assessing the situation there. hi, mike. >> hi, chris. another beautiful day in the hamptons and it's going to be like this again and it's going to make its closest approach based on the current track on the outer banks but remember this juts down into the atlantic as well as cape cod. those are the two areas along with manhattan and massachusetts
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that will take a beating as we get into friday. here we'll see the beach under water. that is not saying much in the short term because at high tide we'll see the water coming up towards this fence. behind me, a significant dune line protecting this beach front property. that will save the property, the motels from any serious structural damage but these beaches hit hard and a lot of beach erosion and the rip currents which were a problem last weekend will continue even into saturday once the storm goes by and we will have some. so, chris, right nuwe're taking a glancing blow for the hamptons and eastern part of long island on the current track. plenty of sunshine into labor day, although still a bit breezy saturday and sunday. if you're in new york city this sunday, chris, you probably won't even know there is a hurricane off montauk. >> thank you, mike. alaska republican senator lisa murkowski now the seventh
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incumbent to lose this primary season. she conceded to joe miller who had the backing of sarah palin and the tea party. he is the latest candidate to benefit from the backing of the former governor. andy bar joins me now. good to see you. how are you this morning? >> good to see you, chris. >> they said even the day before this primary, people didn't see this coming that lisa murkowski could get beaten. is this the power of palin? >> there is something to it. the one thing charlie cook touched on, hard to tell with alaska because polling is unreliable and hard to get a sample. the one poll came out following this race not an indication a lot of miller people voted for him because of palin. 10% of miller voters said that she was a significant factor in them voting for him. so, unless we have some more evidence to that, it's kind of hard to see. also at the same time, hard to
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understand what else may have swayed them against lisa murkowski. >> you have megan mccain dishing on sarah palin. she has a new book out megan, not sarah. she said palin was called the time bomb. "i was waiting for her to explode. there was a fine line between genius and insanity they say and choosing her as the running mate was starting to seem like the definition of that line." what do you make of all these new things being written about sarah palin. ? i guess one thing you say about it is, it probably sells books. >> it certainly does and kind of known that megan mccain didn't like and didn't appreciate sarah palin's contribution to that campaign and she has been holding back on the criticism saying it was going to come in the book and, of course, this was the thing, the big splash headline she has gotten out of this. she said in the interviews and all the other things. i would expect a little more drama back and forth. so far the palin camp has not said anything about megan mccain and i would be surprised if they
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do. >> maybe it's all publicity, as good publicity. sarah palin is going to iowa. >> that's right, she's heading to speak to the iowa republican party in des moines. this is if she's running, this would be one of the first big major events where she goes and tests out her message with iowa republicans matt strong, the chairman of the republican party there in iowa, they're excited to have her in. of course, they had a lot of 2012 hopefuls. she may be adding her name to this list with this. >> is she testing the watters for ron in 2012 or is she messing with us? >> i think it's to her benefit whether she runs or not to stay in the conversation. this is something we've seen newt gingrich do over and over. no one seems to know if she's going to run, but if she's going to run or not, this is a good event for her. she's very popular in that state. and i'd expect a very warm reception for her there. >> andy bar, good to see you,
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thank you. >> thanks for having me. you probably couldn't tell last night during president obama's address but the oval office got a makeover while he was away on vacation. lots of beiges and browns and that's a change from the gold coloring of the george w. bush presidency and the bold blue rug during the clinton era. the white house says no taxpayer money was spent on the new look and i would say that the reviews have been mixed. mixed for this new look for the oval office. apple is making a big announcement in just a couple of hours about what could be their next big thing. what is it? [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time... time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®.
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we want to update you now on that breaking news out of pakistan. we're just getting new word from our msnbc producer in pakistan.
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there are now three suicide attacks that were pulled off this morning. four people are known to have been killed and more than 50 more injured. we'll keep our eye on that developing situation. a massachusetts dad is desperately searching for his two little boys today. he says his ex-wife stole the children and smuggled them to egypt. now the u.s. state department and a powerful senator are getting involved. nbc jeff is here with the story. hi, jeff. >> these boys are just 7 and 9 years old. their father literally has no clue to where they are. they're somewhere in egypt, that's all he knows. she lost custody, the kids are with their mother. she smuggled the kids overseas using fake passports and that's where they are today. >> i just arrived in cairo. >> reporter: just days ago collin shot this video in egypt as he searched for his kids, again. for this american dad, trip number six ended like all the
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others. desperate and alone. colin hasn't seen his boys, his loves in more than a year. they were literally stolen from him, stolen by their own mother, his ex-wife. they got divorced in boston in 2008 and colin wants custody of the 7 and 9-year-old but his ex-wife took the kids, forged their passports and snuck them into her native egypt. >> i have no idea where they are. nobody has fold me where they are and i have been told the egyptian government know wheres they are. >> reporter: but the egyptian government won't tell you. >> they certainly haven't told me. hi, guys, it's daddy. >> reporter: colin launched a facebook page with direct pleas to the boys. >> i think about you every day. it's the first thing i think about when i wake up and the last thing i think about before i go to sleep. >> reporter: now an international arrest warrant out for the ex-wife.
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her face plastered on the interpole website wanted for kidnapping, but experts say that may not matter. >> it is presumed that a mother should have custody of children in egypt. one thing he'll have to work against. >> reporter: colin is supposed to see his kids twice a month. he shows up but his ex-wife doesn't and neither do the kids. >> do you think they're being brain washed to hate you? >> i think so. the mother practiced parental alienation prior to kidnapping them and taking them illegally to egypt. now, colin's case is reaching the highest level of government. senator john kerry wrote three letters to egyptian officials. i call upon the egyptian government to do what it can to locate noor and ramsay and bring them home. egypt's president this week is in washington for a preplanned summit with secretary of state hillary clinton. >> i want them to be on an
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airplane tomorrow. she has the ability to do that. the egyptian government has the ability to return these children tomorrow and that's what i want. that's what they deserve. >> reporter: diplomatic pressure worked for another american dad, david goldman. he spent five years trying to get his abducted son back from brazil after more than a dozen trips and endless heart ache. the father/son reunion now they're living as a family back in new jersey. a scene colin dreams about every day. >> in the meantime, stay active, stay healthy and know that daddy loves you. >> any parent would feel his pain. i spoke with the ex-wife's attorney by phone and he wouldn't comment but there are developments in the iscase, chris, a lead on tuesday and officials in the u.s. embassy actually have the chance to meet with these boys at a sort of predetermined location, undisclosed location because we still don't know where they live. but he reports that the boys are in good shape, well clothed and
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talked actively about friends and activities. but when we told colin about that, he said, great, good to know they are okay. he feels his kids were coached. >> first of all, thank you, jeff. at 1:00 eastern time my colleague andrea mitchell will speak with colin live about his fight to get his kids back. that's on the "andrea mitchell reports" right here on msnbc. breaking news from wall street. stocks soaring in early trading. stocks moving higher on an upbeat report from the manufacturing sector. companies grew faster and manager's desire to hire has shot up to the highest level in 36 years. that's according to the manufacturing index. right now on capitol hill, the financial hill is holding a hearing on the cause of the recession. too big to fail which resulted in the $700 million taxpayer bailout. the hearing comes on the heels of a new fdic report that found
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bank profits rebounded not seen since the start of the financial meltdown. big day for apple techis today. the company has decided to stream live video from its heavily anticipated announcement today. to catch the live stream. you do actually have to own apple products. cnbc john fort joins us from san francisco. what more do we know about this big announcement? >> well, chris, you know, you never know exactly what happal is going to announce. new rumors about new ipods and maybe that's what it is going to be, video conferencing and apple will take another stab at tv technology and do more connecting the tv, internet and download streaming and that sort of thing. the most exciting thing, if they managed to get video conferencing, that would turn it into a cordless phone for the 21st century. that's what we're looking for. >> we'll wait for the big announcement. thank you so much. that will do it for me, i'm chris jansing. tamron hall picks things up next. what do you have coming up?
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some evacuations already as a result of hurricane earl as it moves closer to the east coast, we'll check in with our correspondents from north carolina to massachusetts and find out when and where earl is expected to hit. plus, a real talker, the growing national problem of bed bugs, but get this, now some homeowners are taking desperate and down right dangerous measures to get rid of the blood suckers. we'll talk about that. and theresa's total meltdown on "the real housewives of new jersey." my guilty pleasure story of the day. first she lost it and now she's demanding more money. remember, she's $11 million in debt and now she wants him to pay up if he wants her to come back. appraiser: for example the fingers are perfect. appraiser: the bird is in mint condition. appraiser: and i would say if this were to go to auction today, appraiser: conservatively it would be worth 2 in the bush. woman: really?
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got an update. right now at the white house, president obama is trying to jump start peace talks with palestinian president. a live report ahead. we'll take you live to chile where those miners are still trapped underground and they're getting their first hot meal in 27 days. unbelievable. and there may be new video out there. plus, it is no secret there is a bed bug epidommic across the country. people are going to the extremes to kill the pests and they are using dangerous chemicals that could do more harm than good. apple's new announcement, the tech giant expected to unveil its newest product. what does steve job have up his sleeves this time around? an evacuation order for parts of north carolina. right now sural a category 3


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